What are Mala Beads?

What is that mysterious necklace that everyone seems to be wearing in yoga? The answer is Mala beads; a magical strand of purposefully strung beads. Mala beads originated in India 3,000 years ago and have connections to Hinduism, Buddhism and yoga philosophy. Mala is the Sanskrit work for “meditation garland”. In short, mala beads are… Read More


Yoga Teacher Training

Hear what students have to say about their experience in the Bella Prana Teacher Training program! “I signed up for yoga teacher training at Bella Prana with a bit of hesitation.  I did not have any interest in teaching, I’m kind of reluctant to speak in front of a large group of people, but I… Read More


Authentic Home Practice

Beginning and sustaining a home practice requires dedication and discipline, it is also important for the growth of a yoga practice. Most yogis (including myself) have this vision of an idealized home yoga practice with the perfect morning lighting, candles lit, a mat and props laid out and the perfect flow playlist softly in the background. For… Read More


Megan Weathers

What do I love most about teaching Yoga? The thing I love most about teaching yoga is being a witness to my students healing. Whether it’s through laughter and commitment, courage, strength, peace, gratitude, grace or stillness. One of my favorite moments? I love when there is laughter and fun in class. But my favorite… Read More


Laura Vaughan

What do you love about yoga? I love both the exercise and meditation time I get on the mat. It is something that I do just for me!   How has yoga and meditation changed your life? Physically, yoga has helped me with strength and flexibility. Mentally, yoga has helped me to slow down and… Read More


Carly’s Bella Story

What do you love about yoga? What I love about yoga is my ability to lose myself in the moment when I practice. I find that the poses translate to my everyday life and help me stay grounded. My yoga practice transforms over time and seems to keep getting more challenging and easier at the… Read More


Matthew’s Journey

What do you love about yoga? I love the meditation of breath and movement that is yoga. I love the challenge of maintaining your breath throughout your practice even as you navigate through your weakest and most difficult poses. I love the awareness I find throughout my body during my practice. I love pulling my… Read More


Katie Namtu’s Yoga Love

What does Yoga meant to you? Yoga is truly sacred and one of my biggest blessings. Yoga teaches me the importance of living in the present and reminds me to embrace all parts of my incredibly blessed life journey. For me, yoga is much more than the asanas; it is the discipline, self acceptance, humility,… Read More


Why Gail Loves Yoga

What do you love about yoga? It makes me feel good! How easy and comfortable it is to sit at home and read a book, or watch a movie, or go shopping, or out to eat. But how wonderfully exhilarated, peaceful, fulfilled and satisfied I feel after a yoga class. How has yoga and meditation… Read More


Yoga Couple

Samantha: What do you love about yoga? No matter what’s going on in my life I walk out of a yoga class feeling a serene calm inside of me. I see problems from new perspectives. I appreciate and feel closer in my relationships with my husband and son. Since I am a Registered Nurse in… Read More